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Ireen Wüst (NED) and Koen Verweij (NED) crowned by a cheering home crowd

Ireen Wüst (NED) and Koen Verweij (NED) were crowned as the queen and king of a party, officially called the Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships.

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Dutch crowd delighted as Ireen Wüst (NED) and Koen Verweij (NED) lead

Ireen Wüst (NED) and Koen Verweij (NED) are leading after the first day of the Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships.

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Essent ISU World Speed Skating Allround Championships 2014 - Preview

The Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships will take place this weekend in the Thialf Stadium in Heerenveen (NED).

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Heather Richardson and Shani Davis take Grand World Cup titles for USA

The Essent ISU World Cup Final concluded at the Thialf Stadion, Heerenveen on Sunday with American skaters Heather Richardson and Shani Davis winning the Ladies and Men’s Grand World Cup titles.

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Annouk van der Weijden makes her mark in the 3000m

The second day of the Essent ISU World Cup Final at the Thialf Stadion in Heerenveen saw a new face on top of the World Cup podium in Annouk van der Weijden (NED), winner of the 3000m for Ladies.

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Wüst secures 1500m and Davis wins 1000m World Cup title on first day in Heerenveen

Ireen Wüst (NED) and Shani Davis (USA) won the World Cups for the Ladies 1500m and the Men’s 1000m respectively on the first day of the Essent ISU World Cup Final at the Thialf Stadion in Heerenveen on Friday.

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Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final, Heerenveen (NED) - Preview

The Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating series comes to an end with the Final which will take place from March 14-16 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands where only the best ranked skaters of the season will compete. In the 500m, 1000m and 1500m only the best 24 skaters in the World Cup ranking can compete in 10 pairs, and for the 3000 ladies and the 5000m men that concerns the 20 best for 8 pairs.

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Heather Richardson and Brian Hansen bring USA double delight

On the last day of the Essent ISU World Cup in 2013 Heather Richardson (USA) was in great shape again, just missing the 1000m track record on her way to victory in that event.

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Americans Heather Richardson and Shani Davis secure 1000m World Cup

The Essent ISU World Cup in Inzell continued today with good results for the USA another victory for Heather Richardson and Shani Davis

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Dutch double as Antoinette de Jong and Patrick Roest crowned allround champions

The ISU Junior World Speed Skating Championships took place in the covered but cold ice rink in Bjugn (NOR) this weekend. Antoinette de Jong (NED) and in the Men’s field Patrick Roest (NED) were crowned Junior allround world champions.

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ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships - Preview

The ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2014 will open in Bjugn, Norway on March 7.

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Jorrit Bergsma (NED) wins 5000m in Inzell, Germany

After the Olympic Games, the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating continued with the fifth competition of the season in Inzell.

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ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating 2013/14 Review

73 Ladies and 119 Men participated in the Junior World Cup Speed Skating 2013/14 series which concluded last weekend in Bjugn (NOR).

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ISU World Development Trophy Speed Skating

More than 25 youth skaters from six countries took part in the first Speed Skating ISU World Development Trophy in Zakopane, Poland.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Day 2

The final Speed Skating competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games took place today in the Adler Arena.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Day 1

The Speed skating competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games continued today with the Men and Ladies’ Team Pursuit Quarter Finals and the Men’s Semifinals.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Preview

The Speed Skating competition will conclude with the Ladies’ and Men Team Pursuit which will take place on Friday and Saturday.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Ladies' 5000m

Martina Sábliková (CZE) won the ladies’ 5000m title and bettered her own track record set last year in this very venue. Ireen Wüst (NED) took her fourth Sochi 2014 Olympic medal with her third silver. Carien Kleibeuker (NED) almost 36 years old won bronze

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men's 10,000 m

The Dutch Speed Skating power house sweeps the podium for the fourth time at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Jorrit Bergsma (NED) won the men’s 10,000m in an Olympic record time of 12:44.45 which is also a new track record and personal best time. The favourite Sven Kramer finished in second and 37 year old Bob de Jong got the bronze medal.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men's 10,000 m Preview

Following the withdrawal of the Norwegian and the Russian Teams in preparation for the team pursuit the draw today delivered no big surprises.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Ladies 1500m

Jorien ter Mors leads the Dutch clean sweep in a new Olympic record time of 1:53.51. The defending champion Ireen Wüst skated 1:54.09 and finished with the silver medal and Lotte van Beek (NED) took the bronze with 1:54.54.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men's 1500m

For the first time in Olympic history a Polish skater won a gold medal in Speed Skating. Zbigniew Bródka took the distance with the smallest ever margin on Koen Verweij (NED). The 2014 Men’s 1000m silver medalist Denny Morrison (CAN) took the bronze

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men's 1500m Preview

After a day’s break the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Speed Skating competition will continue on Sunday in the Adler Arena with the Men’s 1500m.

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Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Ladies 1000m

Hong Zhang from China won the first gold medal for China in speed skating history. Ireen Wüst (NED), who won gold in the 3000m finished in second place and team mate Margot Boer had her second bronze of the week.

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